PD: Door to door security salesman pistol-whipped in Goodyear

Posted at 1:00 PM, Dec 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-04 23:51:06-05

A door to door security salesman was pistol-whipped at a Goodyear home after being mistaken for a burglar, according to court paperwork. 

Goodyear police report that on November 27 they contacted a man wearing a 'Brinks Security' shirt who was working as a door to door salesman.

The man reportedly told police that he was pistol-whipped by someone at a house near Litchfield Road and Van Buren Street. The suspect, identified as 57-year-old Gary Delaney Turner, allegedly told the victim that someone had recently broken into his home. 

When the victim first contacted Turner about his business, Turner told the victim to come back when his wife returned. The victim later returned to the home and was invited inside. He was then allegedly struck on the head and face, several times with a handgun. 

Turner accused the victim as the one who broke into his home and allegedly said that "he should just shoot him." 

Turner later realized the victim was not the same person who broke into his home. He apologized and had the victim wash up before allowing him to leave. 

Police say the victim had several cuts and bruises on his head and face. They also reportedly found blood stains and a loaded handgun in the home. 

Turner has been charged with aggravated assault.